Mc Ilroy, 27, opened up to the about his relationship with the tennis star and why it didn't work out in the end."I thought at the time that being with someone that was in a similar position to you was the obvious answer," Mc Ilroy said of them both being at the top of their respective games."But it isn't, because you can never get away from it.Raised Catholic, Mc Ilroy's father introduced him to golf when he could barely walk, and his skill was immediately apparent.Mc Ilroy hit a 40-yard drive at the age of 2, and his first hole in one at age 9.Mc Ilroy, 27, a Northern Ireland native and the world's No.2 golfer, met his American publicist wife, 29, in 2012 while she was working for the PGA of America — though the two didn't start dating until 2015.They came forward as a couple in February when she shared a snap of roses he had bought her for Valentine's Day.
Mc Ilroy began competing when he was a child, and scored his first notable international win in the 9 to 10 age division at the World Championships in Miami, Florida."The thing I love about it is that we were friends before anything romantic happened," Mc Ilroy told the Irish Sunday Independent in January."I found it refreshing being with someone who was living a normal life rather than, 'Oh! ' I could speak to her about anything, we ended up spending a bit of time together and realized that there was something more here." President Trump plays round of golf with Rory Mcllroy in Florida The two's whirlwind first year together was capped off by a proposal in Paris in December 2015.You can never detach yourself and try to come back to the real world."With the red carpet lifestyle behind him, Mc Ilroy is able to enjoy privacy with Stoll, a publicist whom he met during a golf tournament."That's why I feel in such a good place now," he explained. I can be myself around her; there's no bulls--t, no acting, no show."Mc Ilroy and Wozniacki dated from 2011 to 2014, but Mc Ilroy called off their wedding after the invitations had already been mailed."The problem is mine," he said in a statement at the time."I wish Caroline all the happiness she deserves and thank her for the great times we've had."The golfer and Stoll took their relationship public in June 2015 and got engaged in December but reportedly had been dating for nearly a year."The thing I love about it is that we were friends before anything romantic happened," Mc Ilroy told the newspaper.He went pro in 2007, and became the youngest player to rank among the world's Top 50 golfers. Mc Ilroy took home his second major title at the 2012 PGA Championship, becoming the youngest PGA Tour playoff winner to date.